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    Admiral trying the hard sale

    Just had a call from them. Thought, wtf you guys calling me for??

    * Anyway, they 'noticed' i hadn't taken out the courtesy car cover.
    * I said yes that's correct.

    * Well what happens if your car is basically burnt, or stolen etc etc
    * I said i get a loan of another persons car

    * But that might not be possible, the othe person may need that car.
    * Umm, no they wont, as they have 2 cars & i'll just borrow one of them

    * But that might cost a lot of money and that person may need both cars
    * No it wont cost a lot of money and they also wont need both cars

    * You might end up using the car at the same time though
    * Umm, no, i think that's actually impossible. Only one of us will be driving it at any one time, not both of us

    * Perhaps you'd like to take out the courtesy car cover at [can't even remember price] for piece of mind
    * I understand what you're trying to do, selling me this, but i've already told you more than once that i do not need it.

    * Totally flat tone off the guy then after that. Ok so is there anything else i can help you with?
    * No (not that i needed help in the first place FFS!!)





    People not listening is a pet hate of mine. if he'd asked once & i'd told him once then he'd gone on his merry way, there'd have been no problem. Does 10x "no's" qualify as being a yes, is that it?
    No.

    Winds me up!!

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    I love it when people say is there anything else I can help you with, always make sure you exploit this opportunity....

    "Yes please, my lawn needs cutting"
    "Yes please, could you make me a cup of tea"
    "Yes please, could you scratch my balls for me"

    With an invitation that wide, it'd be rude not to!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    Just had a call from them. Thought, wtf you guys calling me for??

    * Anyway, they 'noticed' i hadn't taken out the courtesy car cover.
    * I said yes that's correct.

    * Well what happens if your car is basically burnt, or stolen etc etc
    * I said i get a loan of another persons car

    * But that might not be possible, the othe person may need that car.
    * Umm, no they wont, as they have 2 cars & i'll just borrow one of them

    * But that might cost a lot of money and that person may need both cars
    * No it wont cost a lot of money and they also wont need both cars

    * You might end up using the car at the same time though
    * Umm, no, i think that's actually impossible. Only one of us will be driving it at any one time, not both of us

    * Perhaps you'd like to take out the courtesy car cover at [can't even remember price] for piece of mind
    * I understand what you're trying to do, selling me this, but i've already told you more than once that i do not need it.

    * Totally flat tone off the guy then after that. Ok so is there anything else i can help you with?
    * No (not that i needed help in the first place FFS!!)





    People not listening is a pet hate of mine. if he'd asked once & i'd told him once then he'd gone on his merry way, there'd have been no problem. Does 10x "no's" qualify as being a yes, is that it?
    No.

    Winds me up!!
    For all that I agree it's very annoying, the chappy was just doing his job. If he backed off after one 'no' he wouldn't be a very good salesman and wouldn't last long in his job.
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    I understand he was only doing his job at the end of the day, but it really winds me up when people don't listen. I mustv'e said no about 5 times before he got it into him that my no actually meant, well, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jace View Post
    I love it when people say is there anything else I can help you with, always make sure you exploit this opportunity....

    "Yes please, my lawn needs cutting"
    "Yes please, could you make me a cup of tea"
    "Yes please, could you scratch my balls for me"

    With an invitation that wide, it'd be rude not to!
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    best thing to do when they ring, is say excuse somebody is at the door , put the phone down have a cuppa, 9 times out of 10, they are not there 10 minutes later
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jace View Post
    I love it when people say is there anything else I can help you with, always make sure you exploit this opportunity....

    "Yes please, my lawn needs cutting"
    "Yes please, could you make me a cup of tea"
    "Yes please, could you scratch my balls for me"

    With an invitation that wide, it'd be rude not to!
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveyboy View Post
    best thing to do when they ring, is say excuse somebody is at the door , put the phone down have a cuppa, 9 times out of 10, they are not there 10 minutes later
    LMAO, aye, see how they like being put on hold for a change.

    I shall have to bear that one in mind.

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    btw, i had the same call and ended up takin them up on their kind offer after bartering them down to just under £10 for the remainder of the policy.. Not worth £25 quid or whatever they charge, but they can force my arm for a tenner..

    Perhaps if you gave him agro instead of giving him 30 seconds to give you his patter you could have got it even cheaper than me.
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    I have been with admiral a few yrs now, always helpful.

    I dont get the sales calls, on my last renewal and one before, all extras are thrown in free, always haggle them down a little too, just to keep my custom.

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